SWHRA Central Kitchen opens to serve West Tennessee SWHRA Central Kitchen opens to serve West Tennessee

Southwest Human Resource Agency opened its Central Kitchen last week. Executive Director Mike Smith stated that the kitchen is expected to serve between 1,000 to 5,000 children daily during the summer months as the summer food program gets underway.

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  • SWHRA Central Kitchen opens to serve West Tennessee SWHRA Central Kitchen opens to serve West Tennessee

    Southwest Human Resource Agency opened its Central Kitchen last week. Executive Director Mike Smith stated that the kitchen is expected to serve between 1,000 to 5,000 children daily during the summer months as the summer food program gets underway.

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  • Carrying the load for Memorial Day Carrying the load for Memorial Day

    Jason Austin carries the American flag through Henderson Sunday as part of Carry The Load, a series of relays from Boston and Seattle, meeting up in Dallas on Memorial Day.

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  • CCHS teams going to the 'Boro! CCHS teams going to the 'Boro!

    First ever for Eagle baseball
    For the first time in the 103-year history of the school, the Chester County High School baseball team is headed to the state tournament. CCHS earned the right by winning its sectional showdown Saturday with Ripley, 6-1, coming from behind in the process.
    The Eagles faced off Tuesday night against Christ Academy of Knoxville, with results coming after press time. The tournament is taking place in Murfreesboro.

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Ribbon cutting celebrates Southwest HRA central kitchen
Ribbon cutting celebrates Southwest HRA central kitchen

Southwest Human Resource Agency held a ribbon cutting last week at its brand new central kitchen.

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State tournament bound!
State tournament bound!

For the first time in school history, the baseball team at Chester County High School has advanced to the state tournament.

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Molly Ramone performs in downtown park
Molly Ramone performs in downtown park

Molly Ramone, a popular Irish band from Nashville, performed at Arts in the Alley on Thursday, May 19.

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Memorial Day observation is Monday at City Hall

A local observance of the Memorial Day holiday is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, upstairs at Henderson City Hall.

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County and city offices will close on Memorial Day!

All Chester County and City of Henderson government offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

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Independent offices closed on Memorial Day

The offices of the Chester County Independent will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday
All advertising and copy deadlines will be moved up to 5 p.m. Friday, May 27.

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Chester County Library announces summer reading adventures

On your mark, get set ... read! Chester County Library is hosting its 2016 summer reading program. All activities begin at 10 a.m.

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Shiloh announces Memorial Day schedule
Shiloh announces Memorial Day schedule

From Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30, Shiloh National Military Park will be offering a variety of special events to the public, including a concert in the park, artillery demonstrations, special exhibits and ranger guided tours.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Well, it is another week. They roll around fast. I hope you all have an enjoyable week.
Happy birthday wishes for this week go out to T.J. Appling on May 27; Sharon Mays on May 29; and June Davis on June 1. Hoping each of you has a wonderful day!

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Hello from Enville, I hope everyone had a wonderful week! The weather today (Monday) is gorgeous, the weather man is calling for some rain this week, and I just hope it moves out for this weekend.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! It is me again. Greetings from the City. For this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. I am so glad to be an American, to have the freedom we have.

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Hickory Corner Community News
Hickory Corner Community News

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. Many of you will enjoy the long weekend with family and friends. If you are planning to travel, drive safely as it is a busy weekend on the roads.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. This day commemorates all Americans who died in military service for the USA. One hour of your time can be shared at Henderson City Hall to show respect to those who gave their all.

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Montezuma Community News
Montezuma Community News

I would like to extend a word of thanks to all those we will be remembering this upcoming Memorial Day by remembering those that gave their lives to protect and preserve the freedoms that we as Americans know and have.

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Though not a resident, Stave loved Sweetlips
Though not a resident, Stave loved Sweetlips

McKenzie Meeks Stave was laid to rest April 12 near his grandfather, Robert Wylie, at Sweetlips Cemetery. He had passed away six days earlier of complications from wounds received in the Middle East.

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A tribute presented to one of the men of the Greatest Generation
A tribute presented to one of the men of the Greatest Generation
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Anderson receives Juris Doctorate
Anderson receives Juris Doctorate

It is with great joy that we announce that Cardellia Anderson has obtained her Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law.

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Bill was a "jewel" of a military man
Bill was a "jewel" of a military man

William A. "Bill" Jewell was born in 1932, and joined the National Guard at age 17, prior to his graduation from high school.

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Cub Scout Day Camp to be held at Crump City Park
Cub Scout Day Camp to be held at Crump City Park

Cub Scout Day Camp will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7-9 p.m. on Friday June 6-10 at Crump City Park.

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Five Generations
Five Generations

FIVE GENERATIONS - It is rare for a family to have five living generations, but the birth of Harper Grace Toline in Germantown on March 11, 2016, made it possible to have a family picture of five generations.

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Weaver among honorees at Pusser Festival
Weaver among honorees at Pusser Festival

Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver is among the honorees this weekend at the 28th annual Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival in Adamsville.

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Brashier appointed Dean of College of Business
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CCHS QB Club hosting golf tournament at Chickasaw Saturday, May 27
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FHU presents academic awards to students

Freed-Hardeman University presented academic awards to 31 students May 5. Deans and department representatives announced the winners during the school's daily chapel program.

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Girl Scouts outreach
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Henderson residents receive degrees at FHU graduation
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Middle School Student of the Month
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Patterson awarded by Delta Kappa Gamma
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Eaglette basketball camp is June 6-9 at CCHS

Chester County High School girls' basketball program is hosting a girls' basketball camp from 9 a.m. until noon, June 6-9 at Eagle Gym.

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FHU names Sanderson new basketball coach
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Tatum again in state
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